What is future hacking and how does it affect individual and organizational performance? On today’s episode of Legends and Losers, Bix and Joe Bickson elucidate this term that has allowed them to create ways to help people break out of themselves and the organizations that they’re a part of.
“What we call a future hack is to get inside your guts or the guts of your organization, and develop the ability to create and fulfill the future of your choosing.” – Joe Bickson
Three Things We Learned
Future hacking in a nutshell
We define a hack as an effort to get inside and get a piece of digital gear with the intention of using it for a different purpose. Joe says that future hacking is the process and idea of creating ways to help people break out of acting on someone else’s thinking. It’s ultimately a unique design and body of knowledge for individuals and organizations to perform in extraordinary ways.
The case for most executives
In the traditional corporate sphere, executives get paid to produce the intended future. CEOs report to a board and work so that plans agreed upon on happen. They work, produce and align different factors to achieve a set of outcomes in the future, entirely different from the concept of hacking a future.
Setting a goal versus future hacking
People don’t get paid for something that’s already going to happen. Performance often remains encased in a paltry definition of achieving a goal. Future hacking enables people to gain access and get their hands on the dials and controls of performance.
The status quo of measuring performance against a set of outcomes to achieve in the future isn’t worth preserving. To create a future, we need to gain access of tools to be more hands-on when it comes to performance. Bix and Joe Bickson work with people to help them get ahold and hack their own futures.
Bix and Joe Bickson are a team of a baby boomer and millennial working together to create new organizational DNA.
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